Wes Borland: ‘No One Wants a New Limp Bizkit Record,’ Calls Out Aaron Lewis
Limp Bizkit's Wes Borland doesn't pull his punches when he gives his opinion. In a recent interview on the Talk Toomey podcast, Borland went in detail about the reasons why Limp Bizkit have been inactive as of late. He also told of a recent encounter he had with Staind frontman Aaron Lewis. Apparently it didn't go so well.
Borland explained what he meant when he said no one wanted to hear a new Limp Bizkit record (as transcribed by The PRP):
“Nobody really wants it, but we have to do it to make promoters interested in the band and give them something to talk about so we can continue to tour and play shows.
When I say nobody particularly wants a new Limp Bizkit record, it’s because we sort of morphed into this nostalgic thing to where people want to hear the eleven singles that we put out and that’s it.
I can noticably see crowds attention drop when we play a song that is not “My Generation," “My Way," “Break Stuff," Nookie“, “Rearranged," “N2 Together Now," “Take A Look Around," etc., etc.. When we’re not playing one of those tracks, people go a little bit like “hmmph.”. Except for like 50 people up front going ‘Oh my god they’re playing “Stuck“!’…
So when I say no one wants the new Limp Bizkit record, it’s mostly because of that.”
Borland also brought up a recent encounter with Staind frontman Aaron Lewis, which hit him wrong:
“Aaron Lewis also came up to me in an airport randomly, I happened to be going back… I was visiting my parents in Jacksonville, and flying back to L.A.. And he’s like ‘Where ya headed?’, I just happened to run into him and hadn’t seen him in awhile.
“He goes ‘Where ya headed?’ And I went ‘I’m going home.’ And he goes ‘Home?’ and I went ‘Yeah I just visited my parents, I’m going back home to L.A.’. And for the record I’ve lived in L.A. longer than any other city in my life. He goes… Aaron looks at me and he kind of turns his chin up and goes ‘Nah man, remember where you came from, Florida is your home, not L.A.. That’s home.”
“And I just went ‘Fuck you man.’ And I never talked to him again after that.”
“That guy is such a dickhead. So full of himself, such a dickhead, I wish nothing but the worst for him. Amen. I could not believe the audacity, and just like pretentiousness—especially for someone that acts like they’re like a country boy now and they’re from Illinois. Anyway, digusting person. No thanks, peace.”
“…I don’t want be a shit talker. But I have no problem talking shit about that guy, he’s terrible.”
Staind had a lot of help from Limp Bizkit early in their career. Frontman Fred Durst co-produced their album Dysfunction, and brought Staind along with them on the "Family Values Tour" in 1999.
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